drive with it off and have the parking brake inspected for damage.
Partially engaged and you will burn you rear brake shoes/pads up. Fully engaged the car will not move.
Step on the brake and put the car in drive the brake will release
a simple test you could do would be, put your vehicle on drive then apply the emergency brake and let go the brake pedal. if the emergency brake is good your car shouldn't move at all.ifbrake shoes. it moves it may be your e-brake or worn
Replace emergency brake cable Secure emergency brake pedal in its upper most position (released)
I recommend you put it in drive first...And have your foot on the brake til you are sure you are ready to move off
Because your brake system is not working properly. You need to have your brake system checked out and repaired before you have to make an emergency stop and then they fail to brake as they should. ALWAYS DRIVE SAFELY
Hot rubber ?
First I would have the rear rotors removed to inspect the emergency brake shoe's and rotor for wear. Sometimes people are known to drive with the emergency brake engaged which will wear the shoe and rotor. If they are still within specs, there is an adjustment on the shoe's
Put your foot on the brake, pu the car into drive and the parking break should disengage. if not, push on the parking break while holding the break in drive.
If you are wondering whether it is possible to replace one's own brake rotors or not because you drive an older vehicle that need brake rotors replaced, then the answer is no.
I had that in a vehicle i used to drive, and they had to replace the whole wiring system inside the transmission
No it's not safe. In an emergency situation you may not have ample stopping power.
If you look down just behind the emergency brake there is a little black plastic object maybe the size of a quarter you can push that and release the brake.
because he hit the "emergency" brake and releasesd it really fast
The brake cable(s) are frozen. You need to replace them. Trying to drive the car in that condition will damage what is left of your rear brakes.
Will not move in neutral? Front wheel drive, transaxle came apart inside, a bearing froze up. Wheel bearing froze. Someone put the emergency brake on. If the clutch came apart, it would not drive, but should still roll. Front or rear wheel drive the only things that are going to keep it from rolling is the transmission breaking, a wheel bearing froze or the emergency brake.
possible have a bad master cylinder
That light is for the emergency parking brake. It's to let you know that the brake is still engaged. If you don't use the brake or if it's fully disengaged, to your knowledge, it could mean one of two things. The first it, that the brake is not fully disengaged and is partially hung up, which would wear your brakes faster and also cause you to drive slower with the same force you would usually. You might feel that slightly. The other is that the sensor for the parking brake is faulty and needs to be replaced. Either way, the price for them both would be possibly $150-$300 for repair in my estimation.
The easiest way to do this. Very lightly apply the emergency brake. Moving the pedal will turn the lights off. You can drive like this as long as the emergency brake is not actually engaged. Try it..... A permanent fix would be to install a toggle switch connected to the e-brake pedal switch.
Normally the emergency brake will release itself when you put the car into drive or reverse. There is a vacuum system that releases it for you. Otherwise, there is something corroded somewhere along the park brake cable, in the rear brake caliper or perhaps the mechanism attached to the foot pedal. The brake cable is a plastic coated multi strand steel cable and shouldn't corrode. But that is theory and a corroded cable could be the problem.
parking brake cable may be sticking.
The E brake pedal is to the left next to the kick panel It is vacuum operated and should release automatically when car is placed in drive as long as car has stored vacuum or is running. If it doesn't you can release it manually by lever located next to pedal . Emergency brake is built into rear calipers. Hope this Helps
Either the cable needs adjusting, or the rear brakes need to be replaced.